Get out your pencils and diaries for this one. (But keep an eraser ready.)
Universal France claim the new — as yet untitled — U2 album is scheduled for release on November 22, 2004. This was reported by U2achtung.com.
The French fansite also says that, on leaving the studio on July 2nd, Bono declared to the fans: “I just have one thing to say, it’s a boy and a girl”, suggesting the album was considered finished on that date.
Update 12/7: we’ve now learnt the band are in France, still working on sequencing the album.